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Meanwhile, In Afghanistan

Added 09-12-21 08:31:02pm EST - “I am not sure how much U.S. newspapers have been covering Afghanistan lately. I see that there is no reference to events there on the front page of today's New York Times or my home town newspaper, the Star Tribune. The Times is back…” - Powerlineblog.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Powerlineblog.com: “Meanwhile, In Afghanistan”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

I am not sure how much U.S. newspapers have been covering Afghanistan lately. I see that there is no reference to events there on the front page of today’s New York Times or my home town newspaper, the Star Tribune. The Times is back to waging its non-stop war against Republicans: “G.O.P. Seethes at Biden Mandate, Even in States Requiring Other Vaccines;” “False Election Claims in California Reveal a New Normal for G.O.P.;” “The Texas Abortion Law Creates a Kind of Bounty Hunter. Here’s How It Works.” And so on.

But the European press is a little more forthcoming and perhaps less inclined to defer to Joe Biden’s desire to change the subject. This is from the London Times: “Taliban death squads hunt anti-terror units.”

Taliban death squads have hunted down and killed at least four elite Afghan counterterrorism agents in the past three weeks, in one case pulling out all the victim’s fingernails before shooting him.

All four men were member of Units 011 and 041, British and American-trained units responsible for finding and interrogating Taliban, and based at the headquarters of the Afghan intelligence service, the National Directorate of Security (NDS).

We are supposed to believe that this is the kinder, gentler Taliban, our partner in organizing Biden’s skedaddle and the beneficiary of $90 billion or more in military largesse. That is almost twice as much as total foreign aid, mostly civilian in addition to military, that we dole out in an average year to all countries combined.

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